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Can a listed UK company extend an offer of shares to investors in restricted territories, such as the US?

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Published on LexisPSL on 02/07/2020

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  • Can a listed UK company extend an offer of shares to investors in restricted territories, such as the US?

Can a listed UK company extend an offer of shares to investors in restricted territories, such as the US?

When a listed UK company makes an offer of shares to investors resident in jurisdictions other than the UK, the company will need to consider the laws of the overseas jurisdictions in which those investors are resident.

An offer of shares by a UK company in the US or to persons resident in the US requires registration with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) under the US Securities Act of 1933 (US Securities Act) unless an exemption from the registration requirements is available. The registration

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